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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Martin James BRENNAN

Born 11 November 1887 [P445] in County Kilkenny, Ireland [24]
Son of Michael BRENNAN and Mary BUTLER [15]
Railway Fettler at the 86 Mile Siding on the Trans-Australian Railway near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in 1916 and 1917 [50]
Married Mary Rose Helen SLAVIN in Northampton on 10 August 1921 [P445]
Farmer in Oakabella in 1925 and 1926 [50]
Labourer in Northampton 1931-1937 [50]
Labourer in Carnamah 1943-1960 [19] [24]
Resided with his wife and children on Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite [19] [24]
Received electricity at his home from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £1/3/2 [53]
He was said to have been a "jack of all trades" [P50]
Whenever the GRIERSON family went on holidays he looked after their La Colline Farm near Prowaka Siding in Carnamah [P50]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Pensioner in Carnamah in 1960 [24]
Father of Agnes Mary, Annie Maureen, Patrick John, Martin Brian, Eileen Rita, Michael James and Rose Elizabeth [P445]
Died 12 September 1960 in Caron Street, Carnamah; buried Three Springs General Cemetery (Roman Catholic, Row 4, Plot 120) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Martin James Brennan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2024 from [reference list]

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